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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on women, peace, security, and sexual violence in conflict at United Nations Headquarters in New York June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS) - RTX10ZC8
37(2) Winter 2016, Current Feature, Education, Featured, Features, Health, Human Rights, Letter from the Editors, Politics, Science & Technology, Security

The New Global Ambassador: Popular Culture as a Tool of International Diplomacy

Our winter 2016 feature issue, The New Global Ambassador: Popular Culture as a Tool of International Diplomacy, will be hitting newsstands soon! Check out the latest print...
Students use computers in a classroom. By A2marce, CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Caribbean, Perspectives, Science & Technology

Silicon Island Rebooted: Cuba’s Information & Communications Technology Revolution

One doesn’t usually associate Cuba with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) start-ups. Cigars, classic cars, salsa, yes, but a nascent technology center? The answer is a resounding si!...
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World, by Joel K. Bourne Jr.
Environment, Reviews, Science & Technology

The End Allegedly Still Nigh

Review of The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World Thomas Robert Malthus shares an unenviable place in public thought with men...
“Founding assembly of the Luxembourg pirate party” by Svnee. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Analysis, Europe, North America, Politics, Science & Technology, South America, Western Europe, World in Review

The Golden Age of Piracy: Can Open-Source Democracy Redefine Citizenship for the Internet Age?

The number of pirates worldwide is on the rise. Iceland is a demonstrative case; there are more pirates living in Iceland than any other...
An Inuit village. CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Environment, Features, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Science & Technology

More than a Mascot: Indigenous People and Climate Politics

For decades, climate change politics was a subject without a face. According to Marybeth Long Martello, a scholar of global change science and governance,...
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, South African President, Jacob Zuma, COP President, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and Executive Deputy Secretary, Richard Kinley at the 2011 Durban Conference (COP 17). At COP 17, the countries acknowledged the gap between their commitments and achieving the two degrees Celsius objective.
36(3) Spring 2015, Africa, Americas, Asia, Environment, Europe, Features, Politics, Science & Technology

A World Price for Carbon: A Necessary Condition for an Effective Global Climate Agreement

In the following text, I will demonstrate three things. First, that humankind is losing the battle against human-induced climate change, the impacts of which...
Oil tankers in Rotterdam in 2006. Image by AlfvanBeem (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, Environment, Features, Science & Technology, Security

The Battle for Arctic Oil

There is a conception of the Arctic as a region solely based on the environment—in fact, there isn’t much else other than the environment....
Asia, Blog, East Asia, Education, Science & Technology

Eyes on the Prize: Nobel Laureates in East Asia

South Korea currently holds the title for highest proportion of Ph.D.’s per capita in the world. China is a symbol of rapid technological and...
Esko Aho at the 2012 Horasis Global Russia Business Meeting. In 2012, he stepped down from the Leadership Team at Nokia to pursue research as a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. By Richter Frank-Jurgen, CC BY-SA 2.0., accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(1) Summer 2014, Economics, Europe, Interviews, Science & Technology, Western Europe

Digitalizing the Market: The State’s Role in the Future of Europe’s Economy

Considering your experience in both the public and private sectors as the youngest prime minister of Finland and executive board member of Nokia, as...